Based on 2014 holiday sales of mobile devices, visitors to our part of the world will soon be toting more mobile information and entertainment devices with them than ever before. Kids in particular are listening to audio and video content over headphones and earphones plugged into phones, pods and pads almost exclusively these days, and many parents and health professionals are concerned about unchecked volume levels. Yes, kids listening privately make for a tranquil paradise (and a tranquil plane ride!), but how much private sound is too much?
Etymotic Research, a leader in hearing health solutions, has now offered its ETY•Kids safe-listening earphones as an ideal upgrade for smartphones and e-readers. Unlike earbuds that don’t seal the ear canal and are typically supplied with mobile phones and e-readers, ETY•Kids are engineered for safe sound output while maintaining superior sound quality. And, because they control earphone sensitivity, it’s not necessary to restrict the volume setting on the player.
Even at the maximum volume setting on portable players, kids can listen safely for up to four hours per day. So, since the sound heard through ETY•Kids earphones will not exceed safe levels, parents can rest easy. These earphones block background noise, and provide high-definition sound quality, so kids will be able to hear every detail, and won't complain that the volume is too low.
As school lets out for summer and the vacation season begins, children will have more time to spend with their mobile devices. Now, parents can now make sure that their hearing is protected. Along with sunscreen, bug spray and hydrating fluids, ETY•Kids safe listening earphones (available in black, yellow and pink) are essential equipment for summer travel.